Jul 22

minipost-Chinese extremely optimistic about nation

Written by: Buxi | Filed under:-mini-posts, News | Tags:, ,
24 Comments » newest 2008-12-31 00:33:10

More released from Pew Global Attitudes survey.  From the IHT/NYTimes: “Eighty-six percent of the Chinese surveyed said they were content with the country’s direction, up from 48 percent in 2002 and a full 25 percentage points higher than the next highest country, Australia. And 82 percent of Chinese were satisfied with their national economy, up from 52 percent.”

Jul 17

minipost-Another statistic

Written by: DJ | Filed under:-mini-posts | Tags:,
8 Comments » newest 2008-07-22 18:11:32

Anton Lee Wishik II wrote about an interesting statistic while discussing polling in China: Continue reading »

Jul 05

Happiness levels in mainland China, Taiwan, Hongkong, …

Written by: DJ | Filed under:News | Tags:, ,
11 Comments » newest 2008-07-07 14:26:08

Many of the headlines have focused on Denmark being ranked the happiest country in the world after a U.S. funded global survey was released at the beginning of this week. So where are the Chinese people ranked? And what about the two countries often used for comparison/contrast with China (i.e. Russia and India)?

Rank, Score, Country/Region
48, +1.83, Taiwan
54, +1.64, mainland China
63, +1.16, Hongkong
69, +0.85, India
89, -1.01, Russia

Note: a negative value means a majority of the population being unhappy. And remember, these are just statistics…

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